Gold Medal Winner of the 2019 Vienna International Music Competition and Hailed by the New York Times as "Outstanding" and an "Excellent Soloist", Trevor Nuckøls travels the globe as an internationally renowned horn soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral performer.
At the age of eighteen, he won First Prize at The International Horn Society’s Premiere Soloist Competition, and subsequently won The Juilliard Concerto Competition, and the Music Academy of the West Concerto Competition. Prizes include The International Horn Society's Barry Tuckwell Award, Interlochen's Young Artist Award, and the Minnesota Orchestra's Twin Cities Musicians Union Award. As a soloist, he has performed at venues including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, National Opera Center, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Salzburg Golden Hall, Lucerne Culture and Congress Centre, and Les Invalides in Paris. He covers the full range of the horn repertoire, and has been a featured soloist with the Münchner Bachsolisten, Linzer Kammerorchester, Salzburger Kammersolisten, Mozarteum Blaserphilharmonie, Camerata Salzburg, Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik, New York Concerti Sinfonietta, Sarasota Orchestra, Camerata New Jersey, Axiom Ensemble, Metro Chamber Orchestra, Music Academy of the West's Academy Festival Orchestra, Orchestral Society of New York, and gave the New York Premiere of Oliver Knussen's Horn Concerto in Alice Tully Hall with Mark Wigglesworth and The Juilliard Orchestra.
Sought after as an orchestral horn player, he performs as solo horn of the Münchener Kammerorchester, and was previously solo horn of the Philharmonie Salzburg. He has performed as guest principal horn with the Bad Reichenhall Philharmonie, Miami City Ballet Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, New York Classical Players, New York Symphonic Ensemble, Harrisburg Symphony, and Trinity Baroque Orchestra, with many of the world's finest conductors including Bernard Haitink, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Fabio Luisi, Kurt Masur, Gianandrea Noseda, Sir Simon Rattle, Leonard Slatkin, and Matthias Pintscher. He can be heard on Concertante! featuring Les Vents Francais, released by Warner Classics. He has performed with the Lion King Orchestra on Broadway, and recorded film music for Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment.
A passionate chamber musician, he performs and tours with the New York City based Frisson ensemble, and has performed with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Salzburg Mozart Players, Kammermusik Luzern, Alaria Chamber Ensemble, Novus New York, and the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players. He has performed in cathedrals and sacred spaces across the United States with acclaimed organist, David Ball, as a member of Duo Corgano. He has collaborated with artists such as Emmanuel Pahud, François Leleux, Dénes Várjon, Izabella Simon, Itzhak Perlman, among many of the world's finest musicians. He has appeared as an artist at prestigious festivals including the Salzburg Festival, Marlboro Music Festival, Lucerne Festival, Pacific Music Festival, Cartagena International Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Tanglewood Music Center, Russia’s Eurasia Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and the New York String Orchestra Seminar. He has concertized extensively in venues all over the United States of America, Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, France, South Korea, Colombia, and regularly in Japan, with his concerts broadcast on television and radio programs around the world.
A dedicated teacher, he has been a resident Teaching Artist at the Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, and taught for the Music Advacement Program at The Juilliard School. He has given master classes at New York University, Tokyo College of Music, University of Cartagena, and the University of Scranton. Trevor greatly values the importance of public service, community outreach, and using the power of music to help others. He was honored as the recipient of a Max H. Gluck Foundation Fellowship, giving him the opportunity to play many concerts throughout hospitals, clinics, psychiatric wards, and other health care facilities in New York City. Trevor is grateful to have received grants from The Goethe-Institut, The Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (Sylff), The Tokyo Foundation, The Jerome Ashby Scholarship, Edward John Noble Foundation, YoungARTS, and The National Endowment for the Arts.
Trevor began his first horn studies with Michael Corcoran, and later with Gene Berger at the Interlochen Arts Academy. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees on a full scholarship from The Juilliard School, where he was a distinguished Kovner Fellow, and studied Historical Performance on period instruments with R.J. Kelley. He has additionally studied abroad with legendary horn players Frøydis Ree Wekre and Hermann Baumann. He completed his Postgraduate Studies in Horn Performance at the Universität Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, where he studied with Radovan Vlatković.
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